Tickets on sale for the 2015 – 2016 season at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Delaware County’s cultural resource!

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina, 610.506.1355 or

DREXEL HILL, PA – October 22, 2015 Upper Darby Performing Arts Center proudly announces the exciting 2015-2016 season line-up!

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s season includes several holiday performances for the entire family; the legendary Irish singer Phil Coulter, fresh from performances throughout the USA including Carnegie Hall; a master magician who recently toured with the blockbuster Broadway and national tour of The Illusionists; entertaining children’s theater performances from the prolific professional touring company, Theatreworks USA; an exciting season of moving classical music presented by the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra and much more! Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s 2015 – 2016 season offers something for everyone!

Tickets are on sale now for all shows. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or by calling the box office, 610.622.1189.

Located in Drexel Hill on 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, UDPAC is a 1,600 seat, state-of-the art venue. It is a cultural and artistic resource that serves the community by offering affordable family-friendly entertainment for Delaware County and the Philadelphia region since 1988. UDPAC offers various arts related events, musical activities and performances throughout the year that cater to young and old alike.

Harry Dietzler, Executive Director of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, continues to focus on the mission of UDPAC providing a vital and affordable community cultural a resource for all to enjoy. “I think there are many families in Delaware County who cannot afford the high price of Center City tickets plus the cost of parking,” said Dietzler. “But our performances don’t cut back on excellence. We offer affordable shows with excellent quality. And our Nutcracker gets you in the holiday spirit before the craziness of December!”

More information on each performance can be found by visiting

October 23 – 25, 2015

The 2015 – 2016 season kicks off with an inspiring and ambitious production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced and performed by students from Upper Darby High School.

November 1, 2015

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert features Dukas‘ La Peri Fanfare for Brass; Barber‘s Overture to The School for Scandal; Fandangos by Sierra; and Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 5 in C minor

PHOTO 4November 20 – 22

The timeless holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, is a professional quality production, priced for the entire family to enjoy! Performed by the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society. Spend quality time with a little Sugar Plum in your life! The

December 6

The Winter Concert presented by the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra and featuring the Upper Darby High School Concert Choir features music from the movie Frozen; carols with the LSO Brass; Vaughan Williams‘ The Lark Ascending, with Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Herold Klein as soloist and Tchaikovsky‘s Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker.

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It wouldn’t be the holiday season without the uplifting and spirited Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars in their Holiday Spectacular! Countless families make this exciting song and dance show part of their holiday event line-up! Come see why!

December 20

The young classical musicians from the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra put on an exhilarating and inspiring Holiday Concert, featuring the UDHS Choir!

February 7

Are you a fan of the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the sounds of Vince Guaraldi? Then you’ll love this renowned jazz ensemble! The David Leonhardt Jazz Ensemble Plays Gershwin Favorites.

ReubenBlundell_LSO_2014-02-09February 14

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra perform selections from Mozart‘s Serenade in B-flat “Gran Partita” and the Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2.

March 4, 5, 11, 12

Upper Darby High School presents Seussical, the full length musical, featuring all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters.

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 11.45.54 AMMarch 19

Ireland’s favorite, Phil Coulter, along with the talented Andy Cooney present a wonderful evening of Irish entertainment with Celtic Crossings!

March 20

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra presents the Irving Ludwig Youth Concert featuring Respighi‘s immortal Pines of Rome and student winners playing Rachmaninoff‘s Piano Concerto No. 1, First Movement, with Daniel T. Kim, soloist; Elgar‘s Cello Concerto with Isiah Kim, soloist; Bellini‘s “Eccomi in Lieta Vesta”, with Emily Pogorek, soloist; Weber: Clarinet Concertino, with Jack R. Zhang, soloist.

April 2

Mr. E’s Night of the Jugglers Reunion features four world class jugglers and entertainers who reunite on the UDPAC stage for a celebration of juggling and fun.

April 9

Pennsylvania Ballet 2 presents The Jungle Book, a completely original children’s ballet production, from the choreography, to the music, to the sets and costumes!

April 9

Symphony at the Movies, a Pops Concert with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra showcasing all your favorite movie scores!

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Magician Adam Trent, the Futurist from Broadway’s The Illusionists is so much more than a magician! Combining singing and comedy, Adam brings his exhilarating performance to the Performing Arts Center for all to enjoy!

April 24

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart‘s Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio; Ravel‘s Mother Goose Suite and Mussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition.

April 29

Theatreworks USA’s Curious George, The Golden Meatball, a new musical based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey!

May 6

The season finale is La Boutique Fantasque (The Magic Toy Shop) presented by PA Academy of Ballet Society and The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Dancers and circus performers combine in this exciting and enchanting story of the toymaker who creates dancing dolls in his toyshop and how they come to life.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.



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